I suffer from a variety of aches and pains, however none of them are severe enough that I’m willing to see a medical professional, however most of my issues are from aged injuries or pushing myself too difficult while in my workouts, and i once rolled my ankle stepping on a hand weight and sprained it quite severely.
I strained my trapezius muscle hanging drywall on the ceiling.
I get muscle cramps in my calves from jumping rope and running too often. I also deal with bursitis in my right hip and plantar fasciitis in my feet, prescription pain medication isn’t an opening because of long-term consequences and potential addiction. I cherish natural, plant-based medicine. I am lucky that recreational weed is readily available in my local area, however a trip to the dispensary provides a wide selection of options. I have found that treating pain and inflammation from inside and the outside works the best. I can smoke a joint or a vape, dab or use a few drops of a tincture for quick onset of pain relieving effects; Those strains that are high in CBD are particularally helpful. The dispensary also carries a wide selection of cannabis-infused topicals. They sell ointments, roll-ons, sprays, balms, lotions and transdermal patches that target localized relief… Because they don’t cause any high sensations, I can apply them several times per afternoon. The cannabinoids affix to receptors found in the skin that transmit messages to the brain and lessen symptoms. The topicals are infused with terpenes and essential oils that not only smell nice however provide curative properties.